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Here you'll find quizzes on all sorts of aspects of the English language ranging from vocabulary, word origins, spelling, to the history of English.
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folder Grammatical and Lexical Items (62) folder Idioms and Proverbs (185)
folder Language Use (131) folder Spelling Bee (69)
folder Varieties of English (171) folder Vocabulary (555)
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1 Meet Tom Swifty
Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question.
Average
10 Q
zordy
Apr 13 07
48822 plays
2 The Evil Essay
As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
Easy
10 Q
pagiedamon
Jul 04 08
8307 plays
3 Become a Better Writer
Everyone needs to write sometimes. You might have to dispute a bill in writing or compose a self-evaluation. Or, you just might want to write a quiz at FunTrivia! Learn a few basics to becoming a better writer.
Average
10 Q
Pagiedamon
Dec 28 08
5100 plays
4 Fun with Words
This quiz will deal with some unique properties of words, obscure word facts and uncommon words.
Average
10 Q
dan2626
Jan 23 10
4992 plays
5 I Can Has Cheeseburger?
A little hodge-podge about some words in the English language and why they can be so daunting to foreigners, small children, native speakers, farm animals, etc. (In response to an author's challenge)
Tough
10 Q
logcrawler
Apr 23 10
5598 plays
6 Words and Symbols
Here is a quiz to see if you know the following useless, yet interesting information, about some of the oddities of the English language.
Average
10 Q
57wordsmith
Nov 27 05
12819 plays
7 How Much Do You Really Know about Full?
The word 'full' sounds at first like the opposite of 'empty'. It appears, however, in a lot of other contexts. This quiz will try to point some ways to see 'full' in a lot of new ways.
Very Easy
10 Q
Windswept
Nov 13 12
2646 plays
8 Meet Tom Swifty again.
My preceding Tom Swifty quiz had an unexpected success and many quiz maniacs asked for more.
Tough
10 Q
zordy
Oct 25 07
5439 plays
This is category 51
Last Updated Aug 20 14 10:48 AM

Some sample questions from this category:

* The symbol (~) used in many URLs (Web addresses), is called which of the following?
* What is the dot over the letter "i" called?
* According to the OED, which word has more definitions than any other word in English?
* The following sentence is an example of what term? "Madam, I'm Adam".
* The symbol used to indicate a sharp, as in a musical note, is known by what term? It is also known as the hashmark.


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